'A Female Shouldn't Be President,' Says Female CEO

Cheryl Rios cites 'hormones,' 'biblical sound reasoning'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2015 10:40 AM CDT
Ladies need not apply for POTUS, says Cheryl Rios.   (Cheryl M. Rios)

(Newser) – Cheryl Rios is the CEO of Dallas-based Go Ape Marketing, but some are saying her views on leadership are as primitive as her company's moniker. Rios recently made it clear on Facebook that she doesn't support Hillary Clinton as president—but it's not just Clinton herself that bothers Rios. After the CEO noted Clinton isn't the "right person" for the job, she continued, "more importantly a female shouldn't be president," per CBS 11. "Let the haters begin." Rios—whose Twitter bio describes herself as a "Mom who still thinks Old Fashioned is cool"—further elaborated: "With the hormones we have there is no way we should be able to start a war. Yes I run my own business and I love it and I am great at it BUT that is not the same as being the President, that should be left to a man, a good, strong, honorable man."

Rios doubled down to a CBS 11 reporter: "I believe in what I said. There's an old biblical sound reasoning why a woman shouldn't be president," though the station's report doesn't mention what that theological reasoning might be. Rios continued her take on Twitter today, posting, "I am old fashioned, I am Christian and believe what I have said. I didn't say that women should be abused, or that they are stupid or can't be lawyers, doctors or run successful businesses, I fully know and support that they can as I have done that. I mentioned one position only the Head of our government." She then implores people to "please stop the nastiness." One of Rios' own clients, a male motorcycle store owner, is baffled by her take, telling CBS 11, "I can't comprehend someone who thinks a woman can't do anything a man can do. They can. I promise you they can." (Croatia just elected its first female president.)

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